O’Reilly postpones iPhoneLive Conference

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O’Reilly postponed its upcoming iPhoneLive conference indefinitely, the company said on Thursday. The conference was supposed to take place on November 18 in San Jose.

“We’re sorry to announce that we’ve made the difficult business decision to postpone the O’Reilly iPhoneLive conference,” O’Reilly’s Maureen Jennings said in an email to Macworld.

O’Reilly first announced the conference in early September, targeting the event to iPhone developers (and those who want to become iPhone developers), web programmers and designers, project managers, user interface architects, mobile app developers, strategic decision makers, analysts, investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts.

The conference seemed well on the way to success when Apple lifted the iPhone NDA, opening the door for more in-depth sessions. In previous conferences, speakers would have to talk about Mac development tools and try to relate them to the iPhone, without speaking about the iPhone, but with no NDA, speakers could be very specific.

At this point that conference has not be rescheduled, but that is still a possibility.

“O’Reilly will continue to explore the mobile space, including the possibility for a future version of the conference,” said Jennings.

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